[LAU] New blues and soul-esque tracks, need recording, mixing and mastering hints!

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 12:03:47 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 1:10 AM, Jostein Chr. Andersen <jostein at vait.se> wrote:
> onsdag 11 augusti 2010 14.56.39 skrev  Loki Davison:
>> Any hints? How does it sound? Are the drums recorded ok? What would
>> you do with compression, reverb, EQ, anything else to these tracks?
> The tracks have a great live feeling, nice!
> Questions like this is always hard to answer because personal preferences are
> so different for different people, bur I try a subjective answer here:
> IMHO, you have to make a new raw mix - balance everything again before
> thinking compression, reverb and EQing. Right now, it's too load guitars, to
> little bass, the drums are too dynamic and so is the voice too. When yo have a
> better raw mix, it will be easier to decide what to do. You will probably want
> to compress the drums and the voice, and possible also flatten out the bass
> and tame the guitar. But first: New raw mix.
> Make the drums sound as good as possible first, then the bass, then the guitar
> and then the voice - no processing except hp filters.
> Jostein

Thanks guys for listening! :)

Live feel was what I was aiming for so happy that is there. :)
Any hints how I should get more of the bass drum and make the drums
less dynamic as you suggested? Is this the directions i've pointed the
mics or the choice of micing technique, playing or something else?
It's the first time i've tried recording a drummer.


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